Tag Archives: things to do in Dubai

Dubai set to go Orlando-tastic!

For a while now, I’ve been aware of some goings-on down the road: the construction of a massive building with mosaic walls; an escaped dinosaur on the loose; signs that the race to open a whole raft of theme parks in … Continue reading

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A sighting of Sheikh Mo

Visitors, I’ve decided, are like buses – it’s been a while since any of my friends have visited us here in Dubai, then, this weekend, five came along at once. Which meant pulling out the stops to show them a … Continue reading

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Flowers, cameras and whistles

Last weekend my parents were with us, and as part of our entertainment schedule, I took them to Dubai’s Miracle Garden – a 72,000-square-metre riot of colour, growing on what was previously parched desert. Sprouting just minutes from where we … Continue reading

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Dubai Miracle Garden

I’d seen the sign in the corner of my eye while driving home from work last week: Dubai Miracle Garden. Hmm, I’d thought, I wonder what on earth THAT is? You spot signposts laden with superlatives all the time in … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Flying low over The World

You might recall that for DH’s big birthday, the piece de resistance of the celebrations was a surprise seaplane ride. I didn’t bottle out and, not only that, I’d do it again in a heartbeat! I took this photo while … Continue reading

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20 things to do before you’re 12 (in Dubai)

On my favourite radio breakfast show this week, the DJs – Catboy and Geordiebird – were talking about a list that’s been compiled of things to do before you turn 12. Skim a stone, climb a tree, roll down a … Continue reading

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